I am guessing that there are a few business owners who are scratching their heads with regards to new information concerning an AODA “Audit Blitz” for retail organizations. In a field pot marked with consulting companies one would figure that the use of terminology that strikes fear into the hearts of businesses is a little unnecessary. Granted, accessibility is a crucial part of the business landscape in Ontario, but scaring the bejesus out of business owners is counterproductive.
The Mayo Moran Review of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act is both a welcome and timely document as it reflects the progressive goal of inclusion within business and social culture.
You must file your Accessibility Compliance Report on or before December 31, 2014. It is not too late! Companies that do not comply with the requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) can face penalties. Non-compliance includes failing to file an Accessibility Report.